If I have a lease, can a landlord make access without any written notice?

Asked on November 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a landlord can access your rental premises without written notice if:

1) The landlord provided oral/verbal notice; while written notice is better, the law does not specifically require that it be written (though possibly your lease specifies that notice be written);or

2) It is an emergency, whether for you or other tenants: for example, to fix a gas leak, damaging water leak, restore power, etc.

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